About Drew Meyers

Founder of Geek Estate Blog / GE Mastermind / GE Labs. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiva.

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The Blueprint Sessions Episode #3: Emir Dukic from Rabbu

The Blueprint Sessions Episode #3: Emir Dukic from Rabbu

The Blueprint Sessions is a podcast for exceptional founders of exceptional startups that are disrupting the real estate industry. The goal is to provide a space for real estate startup founders to tell their stories to those who most need to hear them – potential…

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The Blueprint Sessions Episode #2: Brian Gaudio from Module

The Blueprint Sessions Episode #2: Brian Gaudio from Module

The Blueprint Sessions is a podcast for exceptional founders of exceptional startups that are disrupting the real estate industry. The goal is to provide a space for real estate startup founders to tell their stories to those who most need to hear them – potential…

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A New Podcast Collaboration: The Blueprint Sessions

A New Podcast Collaboration: The Blueprint Sessions

Avid readers Rob Hahn already know that we’ve been working on a new collaboration: The Blueprint Sessions, a podcast for exceptional founders of exceptional startups that are disrupting the real estate industry. This initiative stems from our desire to answer two key questions: Who are the…

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State of the GEM 2021

State of the GEM 2021

Diverse by role, sector, and geography, the GEM is a community of more than 350 proptech founders, execs, VCs, and tech-forward practitioners. A private group of independent thinkers, free from sponsored messages, sales pitches, and noise — our Mantra is simple: Go deep and keep…

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Realtor.com Prevails with Avail

Realtor.com Prevails with Avail

The property management software for DIY landlords sector that we’ve covered in such depth got a jolt of excitement today: Realtor.com acquired Avail. The deal will help Realtor.com “expand into the rental space, extend its support for landlords, augment current rental listing content, grow its audience and build…

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Early-Stage Fundraising Office Hours on December 8th

Early-Stage Fundraising Office Hours on December 8th

The core of the GEM is serving founders. Beyond being in the know about industry developments, a big part of founders’ lives is fundraising. We help on that front in three primary ways: Practice Pitches: Usually a 5-7 minute pitch and 20-30 minutes of Q&A/feedback with…

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After Hours Relationship Building – October 24th

After Hours Relationship Building – October 24th

We’re trying a new networking approach that we’re calling After Hours. We’ll do it over a Saturday breakfast (this week, October 24th)… yes, you have permission to eat :). The event is for GEM members, but we have room for a few guests. This weekly meet…

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Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Austin Allison from Pacaso

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Austin Allison from Pacaso

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Austin Allison of Pacaso. I’m hugely bullish on the fully managed LLC co-ownership model for second home ownership, which he co-founded along with Spencer Rascoff, Zillow’s former CEO who I worked under from 2007-2010….

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A Waking of the iBuying Elephant

A Waking of the iBuying Elephant

[Note from the editor: We publish a Weekly Transmission for the GEM membership that consists of long-form articles covering the spectrum from shipping container co-living spaces to the battle for listing acquisition in the first iBuyer world war. Below is a sample Transmission about the Opendoor IPO announcement.  —Drew Meyers]…

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RSVP for our 4th GEMbreaker Virtual Networking Event Tomorrow

RSVP for our 4th GEMbreaker Virtual Networking Event Tomorrow

In lieu of the ability to network face-to-face, we’ve been facilitating virtual speed networking amongst the GEM membership: a series of five-minute one-on-ones using Icebreaker. In thirty minutes, participants will meet six individuals. 🤝Make valuable connections 💡Learn what others in the community are up to The…

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